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Hidden Valley Trail

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 12 October 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Within Hidden Valley, a proliferation of Pinion Pine, Juniper, Scrub Oak, and other trees have occurred, partially because of the comparatively protected setting in which they exist. The added "greenery" along with the wonderful rockery makes for a delightful and easy hike. As we venture through the valley, it is easy to see why it was a favorite "hide-out" for cattle rustlers and the like. Also, the trail is very nicely marked with signage along the way to describe the different features found in the Valley.

Soon, we will be bidding farewell to Joshua Tree National Park, however I still have a few more "treats" for you in the coming days before we conclude this series altogether. However, I do want to thank you very much for joining in this series!

FUJIFILM FinePix E550 1/750 second F/6.4 ISO 200 8 mm

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

FUJIFILM FinePix E550
1/750 second
F/6.4
ISO 200
8 mm

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